Nicole Unger from the REFRESH team presented as invited speaker at ISEKI food waste recovery workshop in July 2016 in Vienna.

On July 5th 2016 a workshop on Food Waste Recovery was held in Vienna. Nicole Unger gave a presentation on the role of food waste recovery in a circular economy. The presentation covered the broad context of circular economy and food waste. The work of the REFRESH project was also presented.

The Food waste recovery workshop was organised by the Special Interest Group 5 (SIG5) of the ISEKI Food Association (IFA) as pre-conference workshop to the 4th International ISEKI_Food Conference.

The aim of the ISEKI_Food conference series is to contribute to the creation of an open international forum for researchers, education scientists, technologists and industry representatives as well as food consumers, to promote constructive dialogue and collaboration on topics relevant to Food Science and Technology, Industry and Education and to present and disseminate the results of the activities developed by the ISEKI_Food network projects.

The international audience at the workshop consists mainly of people with a food technology background.

The presentation highlighted the important role food technology plays in advancing better food waste prevention and valorisation to the global aim to meet the United Nations Sustainable Millennium Goals.